GMC Truck Buyer’s Guide

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV

If you’re on the hunt for your next GMC truck, it can be tough to know where to start. With so many truck models all built with different capabilities in mind, how do you know which is right for your drives around Raleigh? Hendrick Buick GMC Cary is here to help!

Whether you’re looking for a new GMC truck to tow your boat to the lake or to tackle the tough jobs on the Apex worksites, there’s a GMC truck built for you. Take a look at the different GMC trucks, their capabilities, specs, and more in Hendrick Buick GMC Cary’s GMC Truck Buyer’s Guide, and then browse our new GMC inventory to find the model that’s right for you.


What Are the GMC Truck Models?

The GMC truck lineup includes a wide range of current and upcoming models, all with a variety of capabilities to suit your needs. Take a look at the GMC truck models by price below and receive a brief overview of what to expect from each model.

GMC Canyon | Starting at $26,800 MSRP

The GMC Canyon is GMC’s smallest pickup truck option, built for those needing more power and capability around Holly Springs than an SUV can give. Perfect for towing boats or trailers to the lake or helping a friend move, the Canyon is an affordably priced pickup with enough power to have fun. That’s not to say the Canyon is strictly a street truck — there are trims that offer enhanced off-roading mobility for your more rugged adventures, and can also be suitable for contractors needing to tow or haul gear from one job to the next. 

GMC Sierra 1500 | Starting at $37,200 MSRP

One of the most popular GMC trucks, the GMC Sierra 1500 is a versatile light-duty pickup truck that’s ready to handle the tough jobs around Cary. With more engine options available than the Canyon, including a diesel option, the Sierra 1500 is perfect for those who need more power than the Canyon can provide. Whether that means more off-roading adventures or heavier duties at the worksite, the GMC Sierra 1500 delivers. 

The Sierra 1500 also bumps up the available premium tech and safety features of the Canyon, including several towing features and truck bed innovations that will make all the heavy loads easier to manage. 

GMC Sierra HD | Starting at $42,200 MSRP

Have you ever wondered, “What’s the biggest GMC truck?” The answer lies in the GMC Sierra HD category. Built for the most demanding jobs, the biggest GMC trucks are the two models within the GMC Sierra HD category: the GMC Sierra 2500 HD and the GMC Sierra 3500 HD. These two GMC trucks put power at the forefront, without sacrificing comfort or tech. The GMC Sierra HD line is great for Fuquay Varina business owners looking to expand their fleet or those needing one of the toughest GMC trucks to manage their property. 

If you’re interested in the commercial vein of the GMC Sierra HD line, the GMC Sierra 3500 HD Chassis Cab is also available with several upfits to choose from. 

GMC Hummer EV Pickup | Price to be Announced

The upcoming GMC Hummer EV Pickup promises to change the game with its fully-electronic power system and impressive capabilities. While details are still forthcoming, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup promises to be an off-roading pickup that will challenge the notions of what EVs are capable of.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4X driving down a road

GMC Truck Bed Options

No matter what GMC truck you choose, you’ll find a wealth of customization options to help you with the task at hand. One of those options is the GMC truck bed sizes. Each GMC pickup comes with multiple options for bed length so that you have enough space to carry what you need around Holly Springs

See the different GMC truck bed options by model below:

GMC Canyon Bed Options

  • Short Box: 61.7 inches long
  • Long Box: 74 inches long

GMC Sierra 1500 Bed Options

  • Short Box: 69.92 inches long
  • Standard Box: 79.44 inches long
  • Long Box: 98.2 inches long

GMC Sierra 2500 HD & 3500 HD Bed Options

  • Standard Box: 82.25 inches long
  • Long Box: 98.27 inches long

Complement your bed length by pairing it with the available MultiPro Tailgate and GMC CarbonPro™ bed with carbon-fiber composite material. These two features will make all your loading and unloading easier while keeping your truck bed scratch and dent resistant while you work around Cary.

2023 GMC Sierra HD Towing a Trailer

GMC Truck’s MPG Ratings

As fuel prices fluctuate, more Raleigh drivers are looking to be more fuel-efficient as they drive and work in their new GMC pickups. The good news is that the GMC truck’s mpg ratings are impressive for their class and, with optional diesel engines, can get up to 30 mpg on the highway! Take a look at the different models GMC offers and see which GMC truck gets the best gas mileage on Fuquay Varina roads.

GMC Canyon Gas Mileage by Engine

The GMC Canyon is the smallest of the truck lineup, granting it an advantage in fuel efficiency. Take a look at the GMC Canyon mpg ratings by engine and drivetrain below: 

2.5L I4 Gas Engine

  • 2WD: 19 city mpg / 25 highway mpg
  • 4WD: 19 city mpg / 24 highway mpg

3.6L V6 Gas Engine

  • 2WD: 18 city mpg / 25 highway mpg
  • 4WD: 17 city mpg / 24 highway mpg

2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • 2WD: 20 city mpg / 30 highway mpg
  • 4WD: 19 city mpg / 28 highway mpg

GMC Sierra Gas Mileage by Engine

The popular GMC Sierra 1500 packs a lot of power into one pickup, with four engine options and impressive fuel efficiency. See the GMC Sierra gas mileage ratings by engine and drivetrain here: 

2.7L Turbo High-Output Gas Engine

  • 2WD: 19 city mpg / 22 highway mpg
  • 4WD: 18 city mpg / 20 highway mpg

5.3L V8 Gas Engine

  • 2WD: 16 city mpg / 21 highway mpg
  • 4WD: 16 city mpg / 20 highway mpg

6.2L V8 Gas Engine

  • 4WD: 15 city mpg / 19 highway mpg

3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • 2WD: 24 city mpg / 29 highway mpg
  • 4WD: 22 city mpg / 27 highway mpg

GMC Sierra HD Gas Mileage 

As heavy-duty trucks, the GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD are not rated by the EPA for fuel efficiency, making the true GMC Sierra HD mpg ratings unknown. That said, they offer two rugged engines, a 6.6L V8 or a 6.6L V8 Turbo-Diesel, which are both able to take on whatever the road throws at them. If you’d like to make the most out of your fuel while driving a GMC Sierra HD model, read up on how to be fuel-efficient while driving for easy tips and tricks that will extend the life of a full tank.

2023 Red and Gray GMC Sierra AT4X/AEV Sitting Atop Mountains side by side

GMC Trucks Towing & Payload Capacities

One of the most important factors when deciding between GMC trucks is towing and payload capabilities. You’ll want to ensure that, no matter what you plan on doing on your Raleigh drives, your truck is up to the task. 

While all GMC trucks are powerful pickups with impressive towing and payload specs, there is a range of power available to help every Apex driver find the exact capability they need. See our GMC truck towing guide and payload guide below and see which will be best suited for your lifestyle. 

GMC Truck Towing Guide

When it comes to towing and trailering, the GMC lineup delivers. See which GMC truck can tow the most below:

  • Maximum GMC Canyon Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds
  • Maximum GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 13,000 pounds
  • Maximum GMC Sierra 2500 HD Towing Capacity: 18,500 pounds
  • Maximum GMC Sierra 3500 HD Towing Capacity: 36,000 pounds

Keep in mind that the maximum towing capacity will differ based on the trim, options, and packages you choose for your new GMC pickup. Get a more detailed look into the towing capacities for the Canyon or Sierra 1500 here. 

GMC Truck Payload Guide

Towing may be important, but for many Holly Springs truck drivers loading up the truck bed is a more frequent occurrence. Keep these GMC truck payload capacities in mind when deciding on your next truck:

  • Maximum GMC Canyon Towing Capacity: 1,470 pounds
  • Maximum GMC Sierra 1500 Payload Capacity: 2,240 pounds
  • Maximum GMC Sierra 2500 HD Payload Capacity: 3,862 pounds
  • Maximum GMC Sierra 3500 HD Payload Capacity: 7,442 pounds

Test Drive a New GMC Truck at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary! 

Now that you know more about the GMC truck lineup, come test drive your favorite model at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary! Contact us online or give us a call at (919) 342-8196 to set up your appointment and then browse our new vehicle specials to find extra savings on your next GMC truck. We can’t wait to put you behind the wheel of your next new GMC!

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$749.00 Dealer Administrative Fee not included in advertised price.

All prices exclude all taxes, tag, title, registration fees and government fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all taxes and government fees and title/registration fees in the state where the vehicle will be registered. All prices include all manufacturer to dealer incentives, which the dealer retains unless otherwise specifically provided. Dealer not responsible for errors and omissions; all offers subject to change without notice; please confirm listings with dealer.

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Additional Disclaimers:

 


*Applies to select GMC Models, the 2023 and 2024 GMC Sierra 1500. Length of contract limited. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24. **Only on the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine. For trade assistance, you must show proof of ownership and trade in a 2010 model year or newer vehicle. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.. ***Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. Excludes residents of PA. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.

*Length of contract limited. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.**MUST BE A CURRENT OWNER OF A 2010 MODEL YEAR OR NEWER NON-GM VEHICLE OR A CURRENT LESSEE OF A 2019 MODEL YEAR OR NEWER NON-GM VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO NEW VEHICLE SALE. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24. ***Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. Excludes residents of PA. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.

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